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Doctor of Dental Surgery Program (International Program) Revised Program of Academic Year 2022

ภาษาไทย :             หลักสูตรทันตแพทยศาสตรบัณฑิต (หลักสูตรนานาชาติ)
English :              Doctor of Dental Surgery Program (International Program)

ภาษาไทย                  Full Title :      ทันตแพทยศาสตรบัณฑิต

    Abbreviation : ท.บ.

English                   Full Title :      Doctor of Dental Surgery

    Abbreviation : D.D.S.

Field of Study       Dentistry

Total Credits           222  Credits

1) General Education        30        Credits

– Social Sciences and Humanities                    20       Credits
– Languages                                                          4          Credits
– Science and Mathematics                               6         Credits

2) Core Courses               186        Credits

– Basic Biomedical Science                              47       Credits
– Clinical Dental Science                                   136      Credits
– Professional Electives                                       3        Credits

3) Free Elective Courses      6         Credits

This is a professional degree program with a study duration of six years, conforming to the criteria of the Higher Education Curriculum of 2015 and the framework for undergraduate qualifications in Dentistry in 2014.

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1. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age as of the application date.

2. Applicants must graduate or be current students in the final year of high school in Thailand or overseas.

3. The admission criteria must follow the Mahidol University Announcement.

4. Applicants must have the English Proficiency test score; TOEFL (internet-based)
≥79 or IELTS (Academic) ≥6.5.

5. Applicants must pass the interview and the dental aptitude test.

6. Applicants held Bachelor degree in biomedical sciences, or related fields are eligible to enroll in the program following the admission criteria announced by Mahidol University Announcement.

7. Exceptions to the above items may be made by the Admission Committee if the applicants have other suitable qualifications and experience.

The study duration is six academic years. The students must study for no more than 12 academic years.

Accepting students through direct admission by Faculty of Dentistry, Mahidol University

– Dentist
– Instructor in University
– Academician
– Researcher
– Freelance and dental entrepreneur

The program is a well-rounded dental undergraduate program focusing on learners’ achievements, enabling dentists to conduct evidence-based practice, engage in scholarly activities, translate knowledge in health sciences, and deliver dental care to all human beings by educating them through learning-centered education for self-development of knowledge, abilities, and new skills.

To develop graduates with the following competencies:

– Demonstrate ethical, moral and proper attitude toward the dental profession.
– Perform comprehensive dentistry practice as well as health promotion and oral disease prevention at personal, family and population levels.
– Apply knowledge and skills in basic oral and medical sciences, information and communication technology, and research in dental practice.
– Manage personal and career development, adaptability in varied situations, as well as social responsibility.
– Communicate and collaborate with others according to their assigned roles.

Doctor of Dental Surgery Program (International Program) Revised Program of Academic Year 2022
Program-level Learning Outcomes (PLOs) and Sub Program-level Learning Outcomes (SubPLOs)

At the end of the program, graduates should be able to:

PLOSub PLOs

PLO 1 Use information technology, management, research, and life-long learning skills for self-development in accordance with the principles of the 21st century learning

1.1 Use basic searching techniques to obtain evidence from electronic scientific databases appropriate with identified problems in dentistry.

1.2 Analyze information from various sources, i.e., contents from books, journal articles, essays, or other published materials using evidence-based for decision making.

1.3 Select independent pedagogical approaches appropriately for self-directed learning in the context of dental education.

1.4 Use problem-solving skills to deal with dental problems appropriately and effectively.

1.5 Evaluate societal, cultural, and economic changes for self-adaptation in certain situations.

1.6 Apply research methods and skills for all learning activities to maintain a standard of the dental profession.

PLO 2 Diagnose oral and maxillofacial diseases accurately, using data gathering from patients following the professional standards of the Dental Council of Thailand.

2.1 Gather information from the patient’s history and symptoms in order to identify dental problems.

2.2 Use essential clinical examination techniques suitable for dental problems.

2.3 Select laboratory diagnostic tests, radiographic examination techniques, and other investigations with necessity and appropriateness to patient problems.

2.4 Evaluate or identify both medical and dental condi-tions of patients related to their dental chief complaints.

2.5 Formulate initial and differential diagnoses for oral and maxillofacial diseases.

PLO 3 Provide a holistic dental treatment plan in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team, giving priority to a patient-centered care and safety.

3.1 Determine prognosis, risk assessment and problem synopsis that affect the treatment plan’s formulation.

3.2 Formulate appropriate comprehensive dental treatment plans and alternatives with patients’ involvement in accordance with professional standards using a holistic approach.

3.3 Estimate the degree of difficulty, associated risks and propose referral plans to other collaborating dental experts for complicated dental treatments.

3.4 Provide consultation to healthcare colleagues based on knowledge in dentistry and other relevant.

PLO 4 Perform therapeutic dental procedures to manage oral and maxillofacial diseases in uncomplicated cases according to the pro- fessional standards and patient safety.

4.1 Perform preventive, interceptive, and/or corrective dental procedures for patients with oral and maxillofacial diseases to restore function, esthetics and biological health.

4.2 Provide restorative care for uncomplicated oral and maxillofacial diseases to maintain or replace the dentition to proper anatomical, functional and esthetic form.

4.3 Carry out, order or manage dental laboratory works related to restorative care.

PLO 5 Manage dental problems using a holistic approach, following professional standards and ethics of the Dental Council of Thailand.

5.1 Use medications appropriately with patient conditions under proper management of side effects

5.2 Manage dental complications and medical emergen-cies frequently found either during or after dental treatment.

5.3 Manage patients’ behaviors, including pain, stress, and anxiety, using pharmacological or non-pharmacological techniques in children and adults.

5.4 Evaluate clinical outcomes following a holistic care concept to reflect a quality of treatment, leading to quality enhancement.

PLO 6 Promote oral health care and prevent oral diseases in individual, family, and community levels, in consideration of relevant etiology and factors, using the holistic health care approach.

6.1 Provide oral health education at an individual level using the concept of holistic care.

6.2 Provide oral Health education to the public at the individual, family, or community level, in accordance with concepts of health promotion and disease prevention, collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team.

6.3 Evaluate oral health status, cultural and environmental differences, as well as the importance of the healthcare system in Thailand, collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team.

PLO 7 Communicate with patients and their caregivers, a multidisciplinary team, as well as the public properly to the role of dental professionals.

7.1 Communicate with patients and their caregivers to  obtain relevant information in order to give meaningful advice and manage disease conditions.

7.2 Conduct accurate medical/dental records ethically in compliance with international standards.

7.3 Convey disease conditions, treatment plan, prevention, and management, appropriately to a multidisciplinary healthcare team.

7.4 Select technologies and digital innovations to efficiently support the communication with patients and colleagues.

PLO 8 Demonstrate dental practice administrative skills productively and ethically in accordance with a selected quality assurance system.

8.1 Manage a physical working environment for safety and infection control of a dental treatment area.

8.2 Maintain patient records management to ensure continuity of care for patients.

8.3 Apply principles of entrepreneurship to start and run a dental business.

Program-level Learning OutcomesTeaching StrategiesEvaluation Strategies
PLO1 Use information technology, management, research, and life-long learning skills for self-development in accordance with the principles of the 21st century learning

– Interactive lecture
-Small group discussion
-Team-based research projects assigned to the 4th year, together with presentations of research proposals and results
-Learning in real situations
-Learning in simulated situations

– Written examination
– Assignments
– Various forms of presentations

PLO2 Diagnose oral and maxillofacial diseases accurately, using data gathering from patients following the professional standards of the Dental Council of Thailand

– Interactive lecture
– Small group discussion
– Case studies
– Clinical direct observations
– Patient report
– Learning in real situations
– Learning in simulated situations
– Self-directed learning

– Written examination
– Clinical case report
– Assignments
– Behavioral assessment
– OSCE
– Workplace-based assessment

PLO3 Provide a holistic dental treatment plan in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team, giving priority to patient-centered care and patient safety

– Interactive lecture
– Small group discussion
– Case studies
– Clinical direct observations
– Patient report
– Learning in real situations
– Learning in simulated situations
– Self-directed learning

– Written examination
– Clinical case report
– Assignments
– Behavioral assessment
– OSCE
– Workplace-based assessment

PLO4 Perform therapeutic dental procedures to manage oral and maxillofacial diseases in uncomplicated cases  according to professional standards and patient safety

– Interactive lecture
– Small group discussion
– Case studies
– Clinical direct observations
– Patient report
– Learning in real situations
– Learning in simulated situations
– Self-directed learning

– Written examination
– Clinical case report
– Assignments
– Behavioral assessment
– OSCE
– Workplace-based assessment

PLO5 Manage dental problems using a holistic approach, following professional standards and ethics of the Dental Council of Thailand

 

– Interactive lecture
– Small group discussion
– Case studies
– Clinical direct observations
– Patient report
– Learning in real situations
– Learning in simulated situations
– Self-directed learning

– Written examination
– Clinical case report
– Assignments
– Behavioral assessment
– OSCE
– Workplace-based assessment

PLO6 Promote oral health and prevent oral diseases in individual, family, and community levels, in consideration of relevant etiology and factors, using the holistic health care approach

– Interactive lecture
– Small group discussion
– Case studies
– Clinical direct observations
– Patient report
– Learning in real situations
– Learning in simulated situations
– Self-directed learning

– Written examination
– Portfolios
– Reflective report
– Assignments
– Behavioral assessment
– OSCE

PLO7 Communicate with  patients and their caregivers, a  multidisciplinary team, as well as the public properly to the role of dental professionals

– Interactive lecture
– Small group discussion
– Learning in real situations
– Learning in simulated situations

– Written examination
– Clinical case report
– Behavioral assessment

PLO8 Demonstrate dental practice administrative skills productively and ethically in accordance with a selected quality assurance system

– Interactive lecture
– Small group discussion
– Learning in real situations
– Self-directed learning

– Written examination
– Assignments
– Workplace-based assessment